Unexpected consequences of culling on the eradication of wildlife diseases: the role of virulence evolution.

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The removal of individuals from an infected population (culling) is a common strategy used to eradicate wildlife diseases. The manipulation of host density can impose strong selective pressures on pathogen virulence by changing the ecological conditions, thus affecting the effectiveness of eradication programs. We present an analysis of the effect of… (More)
DOI: 10.1086/669154

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